HE’S NOT AN ANIMAL, HE’S A HUMAN BEING!Geeky Tiki Mickey
The more I am a Quizmaster, the better I like this job. One advantage I have at my venue THE BEERHAUS is that it is on the Las Vegas Strip and you are never sure who might show up. Thanks to the latest Internet sensation, and highest viewed video on Facebook Live we has THE CHEWBACCA MOMS make their quizzing debut and placing a very respectable 3rd place. Also last night we had not one, but two teams hailing from outside the US, GET FACT, from Australia, and WE ARE NORTH from… you guessed it Canada! Our neighbors from the north played pub quizzes back home, and specifically stopped by the Beerhaus because they heard yours truly with my magnificent pomp was hosting while they were visiting Vegas. While our visitors from down under struggled in the questions about American pop culture and politics, there was one question about an Australian in round one that they seemed excited about, until they heard the question.
On the flip side, I can say after a month at the Beerhaus, and they still seem to be coming back, I do have a couple of regular teams, even if they try to confuse me each week with a new name. I have luckily figured out their secret codes that lets me know they are the same. The first group, and winners of last night’s Geeks Who Drink quiz, are calling themselves TEACHERS PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999 this week. Their rivals who have been playing up a Prince theme in their team name sported the nom de plume of BYE GREG SEE YOU IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY. While not technically in reference to the RIP artist, it still works for them. As the weeks go by I am going to enjoy seeing what new names they come up with.
So let’s talk about some of the highlights of this week’s quiz, which luckily did not make me feel unclean this week:
One of the teacher’s wives wanted him to write something funny. I never found it. Oh well, maybe next week.
If the title of Round 4 (The Higher the Hair, the Closer to God) is any indicator my 6 inch pompadour makes me the godliest quizmaster. I was having a really good hair day last night and today as well.
Round 1 was brutal with an average of only 3 point.
A lot of teams went for the 2 point conversions in Round 3
Seems the only vocal difference between Matthew McConaughey and Forest Gump is that Matthew has never talked about Ping Pong in a movie (to my knowledge)
Finally, there are some insensitive quizzers out there, or very confused ones at the very least. There was a question about Jon Bon Jovi’s flowing locks being used as reference for the hair of a NON-HUMAN Disney Prince. Now I understand answering Beast, no complaints, but I am completely flabbergasted that not one but TWO TEAMS answered Aladdin. Even though he was called a street rat, he was still a human being. Don’t believe me, check it out for yourself here
Here is where I normally write something along the lines of until next week, however I will be guest Quizmaster at two additional venures this week, Wed at the Draft House and Sat at Sporting Life Bar. So if you cannot wait until the 31st to listen to my deep baritone you have some additional chances.
P.S. It was inquired if I had a show on Comedy Central. The answer to that is no, but if they are looking I am available.
P.P.S. The Beerhaus wants to make sure you do not abscond with their non-souvenir glasses, so please read the glasses carefully. I finally noticed the writing.
I am Mickey "Tiki Tavi" Roark, Rockabilly Tiki Pirate. I am a husband, a father, a friend, an actor ,a crafty maker, a writer, a singer, a... well you get the idea. So many personalities, just one body. I am also Captain Justin Kase, Captain of the DPS Sea Monkey (DPS stands for "Dread Pirate Ship")!